Month: June 2017

Don’t Let Fear Stop You

It can be scary starting something new. I know I was so scared to go to my first yoga class. I googled what to expect when I went, and I was so nervous I was going to do everything wrong. I know I made some mistakes. I looked a little lost at times, and I […]

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Eating Out Strategy

This morning I met a friend for brunch at HomeGrown in Wichita. It is based on the idea of community partners. I was very impressed with this new restaurant. The cinnamon French toast was delicious, and it came with fresh strawberries. The atmosphere was appealing with lots of natural light, the service was quick and polite, […]

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Meal Prep a Variety of Food

You have seen the ideas on pretty much any fitness and health website about prepping a meal for a week of lunches. While I am not against this entirely, I do think that sometimes the idea needs some adjustments. No one wants to eat chicken, rice, and vegetables five days in a row for lunch. […]

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Shame Loves Secrecy

In the book, “The Gifts of Imperfection,” Brene Brown talks about how shame loves secrecy. If you share what embarrasses you, the shame doesn’t seem as bad. I am not saying that we need to share all of our embarrassing moments on social media. I am saying that it helps to tell someone who will […]

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Leave Leftovers Separate & Throw Together

So I threw this together with the leftovers I had in the fridge. I call them Ashton Throw Together Meals, and they are a frequent occurence at our house. You have to use your imagination when you cook for two. We don’t want to eat the same thing day after day, but we want to […]

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Take the First Step

“I will start working out and eating healthier tomorrow.”  I know I have said it before, and I know you have heard it before from someone or maybe even yourself. The problem with that is that we might not have the motivation the next day, we may run out of time, or make an excuse, and […]

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Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Ashton Bennett Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly OatmealIf you think a cold version of the peanut butter and jelly oats sounds better, then this overnight recipe is an easy grab and go breakfast for you. It combines cold oats, peanut butter, honey, and grapes for a refreshing summer breakfast. 2 minPrep Time 2 min Save […]

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Vegetables are for Breakfast!

Veggies are for breakfast. Many times we think of fruits for breakfast, but vegetables can be sides for your breakfast, too. It does not look like the traditional breakfast plate. However, the more we include various vegetables on our breakfast plates, the more common it will seem. They help you feel full, and they are […]

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal

Ashton Bennett Peanut Butter & Jelly OatmealThis recipe combines oatmeal, peanut butter, and fresh grapes to create a new spin on an old favorite… the pb&j sandwich. 2 minPrep Time 3 minCook Time 5 min Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients1/2 C. Rolled Oats1 C. 2% MilkDash of salt1Tbsp. Peanut Butter1/2 C. Fresh Grapes (Or more… […]

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Imperfections Are Beautiful

I know I struggle with showing who I am. I love this quote because it helps me remember to just be myself. I am always afraid people are judging me, and I try to strive to be seen as perfect. I have tried not to let people see that silly side of me either. I […]

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